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for next year. it includes tax increases on the wealthy and spending on things like roads and job training. little of it will pass the republican house. the budget would also shrink the armed forces. what might happen if tens of thousands of service members join the workforce. here's mark strassmann. >> reporter: jim reid retired from the u.s. army as a lieutenant colonel in 2011. after 27 years and nine combat deployments. he went looking for a job as a civilian. did you think at the time when i become a civilian, i'm going to have a skill set that i can use? >> oh, absolutely. i'm a nurse anestivity. so an easily transferable skill, something hospitals use every day throughout the country. >> reporter: and you still had a rough time. >> di. i did. >> reporter: reid has worked at three hospitals in three years and been laid off twice. >> it was very difficult to deal with, and it kind of made me question, you know, myself a little bit, first time in a long time that i had to do that. >> reporter: the unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans is 7.9%, higher than the national civilian avera
for everyone. that's why this is a good law. >> reporter: doug napier is with the alliance. according to tax documents the conservative group 20 more than $41 million in 2012 to promote christian values. it also developed lawsuit and funded legislation to stop abortions and same-sex marriage. >> there is nothing that identifies as individuals as a homosexual. that is a smoke screen. >> reporter: but lawyers have been outspoken on their views homosexuality. this is one of the group's top attorneys speaking to pastors in illinois last year. >> by being quiet about homosexuality, you may be condemning some of your people to hell. >> reporter: now, governor brewer has until saturday to act on this bill, though she is expected to make a decision by friday. and that's when she meets with the arizona chamber of commerce and, scott, many of its members are outpoken opponents to this legislation. >> pelley: carter evans in phoenix for us tonight. carter, thanks very much. now, another issue for people all over the country-- the extreme weather. rain is finally coming to the drought-plagued west, but
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